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Pear, Lemongrass, and Ginger Smoothie Recipe

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Pears are a significant source of dietary fiber and vitamin C, and since much of the fiber in the fiber in the pear is insoluble it makes an effective laxative, and nothing slows you down like a sluggish digestive system full of toxins.

Coconut milk is loaded with vitamins B, C, and E which boost the immune system and provide energy to cells. It’s also a good source of minerals magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and iron, all of which regulate and support various systems including the heart, the nerves, and red blood cells that carry oxygen to the brain. It’s also rich in antioxidants which help repair the body, eliminate toxins, and keep your energy soaring.

And as a note of interest, lemongrass oil has antifungal properties, and, amazingly, it is used to preserve manuscript collections at several institutions in India. If it can keep ancient manuscripts going, maybe it will keep you going too.

Ingredients

  • 1 cored pear (any variety will do. I prefer Asian pears)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 -3 small stalks of lemongrass
  • ¼ inch of ginger root
  • 1 Teaspoon raw honey
  • 2 Cups coconut milk

Directions

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. This smoothie has a gorgeous flavor that’s both complex and delicate and reminds me of Thailand.